Sunday, August 25, 2013

Emoticons: Showing emotion through symbols

Showing emotions through text is something we’ve been doing since the creation of instant messaging. The keyboard offers many symbols that when put together, create an emotion. Don’t see it? Try cocking your head to the left. Now do you see it? 

Emoticons usually come out sideways! Come on, we are working with what we’ve got.
Eyes are usually symbolized by a colon, : or the number eight, 8. A wide variety of noses may be used (dash, letter O, zeroes, the letter C or the less than symbol), but emoticons are meant to be typed quickly so we don’t usually add many accessories. Mouths can be a variety of symbols, the most common are parenthesis to indicate happy or sad.

Check out the most commonly used emoticons:

:)
HAPPY
:(
SAD
:D
EXCITED
:P
STICK OUT TONGUE
;)
WINK
:O
SURPRISED
:/
UNDECIDED
:X
SEALED LIPS
>:/
ANGRY
0:)
ANGEL
<3
HEART (LOVE)
</3
BROKEN HEARTED
:*
KISS



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